Counselling and Psychosocial Services

Jacques has a passion for the facilitation of change with individuals, groups and communities and respects human beings and their unique situations. The philosophy he uses as point of departure in rendering social work interventions is rooted in The Person–Centered Approach (PCA) of Carl Rogers, where the wholeness of the person is approached through a counselling process that facilitates change and growth of individuals, families and groups. He is also a captivating presenter who inspires audiences with regards to change and growth towards actualising of the self.

 

The approach to and the value system informing Jacques’ engagements with the service users and the goal of his interventions, resonates with that of Rogers (1980: xvii) when he states: “I am no longer talking simply about psychotherapy, but about a point of view, a philosophy, an approach to life, a way of being, which fits any situation in which growth – of a person, a group, or a community – is part of the goal”. The Person –Centred Approach unconditionally believes in every person, group or community’s gift and ability to change and grow. Change and growth opens a whole new world and outlook on personal goals that are in anticipation of every human being.

 

Counselling and psychosocial approaches can help a person to gain new understanding about his or her needs and to discover new ways of solving difficulties according to self-determination. It assists in developing new skills and to change unwanted behaviour patterns. It contributes to an improved ability to manage difficult situations and can increase consideration of self and others. It can also facilitate existing resources of strength towards change and growth. At all times the person is respected with regards to Individualisation, Self-determination and Confidentiality.


Jacques’ practice is part of the Rietfontein Multi-Professional Practice that offers services of registered professionals such as a Podiatrist, Dietician, Medical Sister, Diabetes Lifestyle Educator, CDE Accredited Doctor, Psychometrics, Counselling & Psychosocial Services.

“I am no longer talking simply about psychotherapy, but about a point of view, a philosophy, an approach to life, a way of being, which fits any situation in which growth – of a person, a group, or a community – is part of the goal”. Carl Rogers